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Niah Cave

Hunt, C (2022) Niah Cave. In: Gilbert, AS, Goldberg, P, Mandel, RD and Aldeias, V, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series . Springer, Cham. ISBN 978-3-030-44600-0

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Niah Cave, more properly the Great Cave of NiahNiah cave , in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (Fig. 1), lies in the northern side of the Gunong Subis karst massif, 11 km inland from the shore of the South China Sea and the most important of a cluster of archaeologically significant caves at this locality. The cave was dug in the 1950s and 1960s by Tom and Barbara Harrisson, in the 1980s by Zuriana Majid, and between 2000 and 2004 by Graeme Barker and Tim Reynolds, with geoarchaeological work coordinated by David Gilbertson. It is notable for having yielded the globally oldest evidence for fire-management of vegetation and one of the oldest known secondary burials in Asia – the Deep Skull.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Springer
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2022 11:39
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.1007/978-3-030-44600-0_100-1
Editors: Gilbert, AS, Goldberg, P, Mandel, RD and Aldeias, V
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17276
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